Critical Race Training in Education

American University


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4400 Massachusetts Avenue, NW
Washington, District of Columbia 20016
(202) 885-1000
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School Information
"American University is a private, co-educational doctoral institution situated in a residential neighborhood of northwest Washington, D.C. We are classified as an R2 Institution, ranked "Doctoral: Higher Research Activity" by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education. We are a Methodist affiliated institution. "Our total fall 2019 enrollment was 14,318, with 7,627 degree-seeking undergraduates, 4,198 degree-seeking graduate students, 1,406 law students, and 1,087 students in nondegree certificate programs, Washington Semester program, or Abroad at AU. "We offer 79 bachelor's degrees, 98 master's degrees, 11 doctoral degrees, JD, LLM, SJD, MLS, certificates, and associate degrees." (Source:
General Information
American University was one of the first universities to embrace the ideology of "anti-racism". The university is home to the nation's first research center focused on the topic and also supported the work of Dr. Ibram X. Kendi, author of the book "How to be an Anti-Racist". As of this moment, the center is still in operation. No mandatory Critical Race Training sessions are yet required of students. However, see developments below:

Critical Race Training Activity

  • Program and Research Funding

    First Antiracist Research and Policy Center was created by Dr. Ibram X. Kendi.

  • Symbolic Actions

    The School of Education has launched a new "Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Antiracism" as well as a new, ad-hoc committee.

  • Program and Research Funding

    The Antiracism Center has finalized its faculty affiliate team who will engage in the work of antiracism across the university.

Last updated February 13th, 2021